29 EpisodesProduced by Unsettled Podcast

Unsettled is a new podcast featuring news and views on Israel-Palestine and the Jewish diaspora. We're here to provide a space for the difficult conversations and diverse viewpoints that are all too rare in institutional American Jewish communities.

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Energy (Gaza, ep. 4)

April 1st, 2019


Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip shapes people’s lives in many different ways. In this episode, we focus on the chronic energy shortage. Because energy is needed for much more than turning on the lights; water, …

Hamas (Gaza, ep. 3)

February 25th, 2019


Too many conversations about Gaza begin and end with one word: Hamas. And conversations about Hamas too often rely on reductive talking points.

In this episode, producer Max Freedman speaks with Tareq Baconi, author of …

Refugees (Gaza, ep. 2)

February 4th, 2019


Hilmi Hammad was 18 years old in 1948 when Israeli forces entered his village. He became one of about 200,000 Palestinian refugees who ended up in …

The Great March (Gaza, ep. 1)

January 14th, 2019


American and Israeli politicians, religious leaders, and dignitaries met in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018 to mark the United States moving its embassy …

Trailer: Gaza, a series from Unsettled

December 20th, 2018


In January, Unsettled is launching a series about the Gaza Strip. As Gaza has kept coming up in the news this past year, you’ve probably had questions - and so have we.

Why did thousands of people risk so much to take …

Ita Segev

October 15th, 2018


> I feel like in some ways, for the first time in my life, I’m standing on my own two feet. Because I know the truth about where I’m from.

A few …

The Nation-State Law (with Amjad Iraqi)

July 24th, 2018

“The Nation-State Law is actually affirming a lot of the practices that were in place for decades. In many ways, it’s nothing particularly new, …

Child Detention

June 13th, 2018

“If every time a child does something we detain them, we destroy their future, we make them basically dreamless young men. This is how Palestinian children who go through the system become.” — Yazan Meqbil

On …

Nakba Day (with Ahmed Mansour)

May 14th, 2018

“For the last three weeks, my Nakba was losing my best friends, covering the march with their press-marked vest. Every week, every day I have like personal Nakba, and this is the case with every Palestinian. With …

The 7th Annual AbuRakia-Einhorn Palestinian Freedom Seder

March 30th, 2018

“I think it’s a wasted opportunity to only talk about Exodus every year, and our own story of liberation. Because if we’ve been lucky enough to get this free, we owe it to everyone else, we owe it to look back …

African Refugees in Israel

February 16th, 2018

“Israel is now turning 70, and for 70 years we’ve brought in millions of Jewish refugees from all over the world. And now, for the first time in 2000 years that we have some kind of Jewish sovereignty and we have a …

Episode 6 Preview (plus Campaign Update)

February 6th, 2018


With your help, from online donations and our fundraising party, we made $3,233: more than a thousand dollars more than our goal! We’re humbled by …

Listener Stories: Arielle Rivera Korman

January 29th, 2018


Exciting news: if you’re in the New York City area, Unsettled is throwing a party -- this weekend! You can help support the podcast, and meet other Unsettled listeners, by joining us for #GetUnsettled this Saturday, …

Listener Stories: Rivka M.

January 22nd, 2018


We are so thankful and excited to announce that over the past two weeks, we have made it just over halfway to our fundraising goal! No matter the …

Listener Stories: Toby Irving

January 16th, 2018


We're back with another listener story, part of our January fundraising campaign to support the future of Unsettled.

In just the first week, we've …

Listener Stories: Becca Litt

January 8th, 2018


We're launching our first-ever fundraising campaign for Unsettled!

Donate now to help us raise $2018 in the first month of 2018. These funds will support our operations and growth, including: keeping our website …

Bonus: Dan Fishback

December 29th, 2017

“I believe in the liberation of the people of Palestine, and I believe in the liberation of the Jewish people. And those things are not just not mutually exclusive, they require each other.” — Dan Fishback

Jerusalem: Leena Dallasheh

December 22nd, 2017

“So if you want to really learn what Jerusalem is and what happens here, come here and go to both sides. Come here and talk to Palestinians.” — Leena Dallasheh

This is the sixth installment of a special …

Jerusalem: Rabbi Steven Wernick

December 14th, 2017

“When nobody’s happy, you know you did the right thing. Especially if you’re a centrist.” — Rabbi Steven Wernick

This is the fifth installment of a special miniseries responding to the U.S. President's …

Jerusalem: Dov Waxman

December 11th, 2017

“I think most American Jews are probably not aware of the simple fact that when they think of visiting the Western Wall, for example, they think of entering the Old City, they’re actually entering what is …

Jerusalem: #StopTheMove

December 10th, 2017

“I am a proud American Jew. I’ve been part of this community my entire life. I went to Jewish day schools for 13 years. I cannot stand what the …

Jerusalem: Rani Al-Hindi

December 8th, 2017

“Today, it’s a new event. Part of the same pattern. But we will still resist, as we have always resisted. And this declaration means nothing to us, just as all the other declarations and all the other events meant …

Jerusalem: Shira Robinson

December 7th, 2017

“What is new is that Trump is putting people on notice...that he’s happy to flout international conventions, and he is no longer concerned with …

Cultural Resistance

December 4th, 2017

“Culture is the only human practice that can actually dig into the root of a trauma and try to undo it in the first place. And this is why …

Sulaiman Khatib

November 6th, 2017


Sulaiman Khatib is a co-founder and the current Managing Director of Combatants for Peace,  a joint Israeli-Palestinian nonviolent movement to end …

Sarah Brammer-Shlay

October 9th, 2017


Sarah Brammer-Shlay is a first-year rabbinical student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia and a founding member of IfNotNow

Rachel Roberts

September 8th, 2017


Rachel Roberts is a DC-based attorney who has been a Jewish activist for Palestinian rights since 2003. She recently worked with the Education Team …

The Story of Sumud

August 4th, 2017


For our first episode, we interviewed three American Jewish activists who recently traveled to the South Hebron Hills to help build the Sumud Freedom Camp. Established by a coalition of Palestinians, Israelis, and Jews …


June 28th, 2017



MAX: Welcome to Unsettled, a new podcast featuring news and views on Israel-Palestine and the Jewish diaspora. We are here to provide a …

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